Pakistan Acquires Advanced Targeting Pods

By Tish Drake | May 14, 2007
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The United States government awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for 18 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP), a part of the new F-16 Advanced Block 52 program with Pakistan. Sniper incorporates a high-resolution, mid-wave third-generation forward-looking infrared (FLIR), a dual-mode laser permitting eye-safe operation in urban environments, a CCD-TV along with a laser spot tracker and a laser marker. Pakistan is the eighth international customer to join the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard flying with Sniper ATP. The contract includes spares and training services. Deliveries begin in 2008.

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